Business Radar: Bexs, FTI Consulting, Jazz Tech, Vivae and other big companies highlighted in the week
Bexs teams up with Higlobe to facilitate dollar payments to Brazilians
Banco Bexs, a financial institution with more than 30 years of experience in exchange operations and cross-border payments, signed a partnership with Higlobe, a fintech global, to facilitate payment in dollars for Brazilians who work remotely for American companies.
With the service, it is possible to withdraw the payment to a local account, enabling the conversion of the dollar into the real. Bexs will enable a quick and simple transaction, with the security of a company regulated by the Central Bank of Brazil.
“The partnership is a significant advance in Bexs’ purpose of guaranteeing Brazilians access to the best that the global market offers, including financial services. Now, employees who live in Brazil will have more speed, security and ease to access and withdraw their payments, from a set of solutions that facilitate international transactions”, explains Luiz Henrique Didier Jr., CEO of Bexs.
CSD BR brings the Chicago Stock Exchange to Brazil, after investing in the country
A leader in market infrastructure and tradable products, the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) comes to Brazil at the invitation of CSD BR — the first Brazilian company to receive an investment from the US stock exchange. In the delegation that landed in Brazil on March 6th is Andrew B. Lowenthal, vice president of CBOE, and Stephen Berte, president of BIDS Trading.
During the visit, the representatives met with regulatory bodies, such as CVM, Anbima and Central Bank, in addition to large banks, customers of CSD BR. The CBOE offers trading, clearing and investment solutions for participants in the Marketplace around the world, across a variety of asset classes, including equities, derivatives, digital assets and FX. In 2022, it made its first investment in Brazil, by participating in a round of investments in CSD BR together with other financial institutions.
FTI Consulting promotes executive in the area of strategic communication
The executive Adriana Prado took over as Managing Director of Strategic Communication of the American consultancy FTI Consulting in Brazil. Adriana has 15 years of experience working in important media outlets and in large consultancies. She specializes in crisis communication, including cyber incidents.
Before joining FTI Consulting, 3 years ago, the executive worked at the Brunswick Group and is a visiting professor at several institutions, such as Insper and Data Privacy Brasil. She holds a degree in Journalism from PUC, with a master’s degree in Communication, Marketing and IT from the FIA business school at USP.
In partnership with Jazz Tech, Superdigital launches loan with FGTS guarantee
Superdigital, the digital portfolio of Santanderlaunched this month the loan with guarantee of FGTS. The functionality used the white label platform that fintech Jazz Tech developed based on an infrastructure linked to Banco Arbi’s core banking, but which was adapted for Superdigital’s database.
Available for contracting from BRL 400, the loan can be used to advance up to five birthday withdrawals from this fund. The request for credit is made through the Superdigital application. The amount is released on the same day, with rates starting at 1.99% per month.
Ebury sponsors and exhibits at Bossa Summit 2023
Ebury, global fintech specializing in foreign exchange and international payments, is one of the exhibitors and sponsors of the Bossa Summit 2023, which takes place on the 23rd and 24th of this month at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo. The event is considered the largest in Brazil dedicated to investments and startups and will feature a stand with representatives from Ebury and Banco Bexs, a financial institution with more than 30 years of experience in exchange operations and cross-border payments.
Movimento Bem Maior takes strategic philanthropy to Expo Favela
Motivated to expand the qualified debate on important Brazilian social causes, the Movimento Bem Maior, an organization that brings together great leaders for philanthropy in the country, will participate in Expo Favela, on March 19th. Carola Matarazzo, executive director of the organization, will talk to Preto Zezé, president of CUFA, about the role of philanthropy in today’s times.
MBM invests, supports and trains initiatives across the country that work at the roots of Brazilian social inequality, such as Rede Gerando Falcões and Todos Pela Educação, among others. The conversation between Carola and Preto Zezé takes place at the end of the edition and shows the importance of private social investment in the profound transformation of structural problems in the country.
Vivo and Ânima courses platform goes live: subscription starts at R$ 39.90 per month
A new platform for professional training courses has just hit the market: the result of the joint effort of two giants – the operator Vivo and Ânima Educação –, the Vivae application aims to unite the two ends of the job market: candidates who feel unmotivated by failure in the search for a job and companies that are frustrated with the difficulty of finding people with the necessary qualification for the vacancies they offer. Vivae already offers 37 courses and a pool of 8,000 jobs. Subscriptions cost R$39.90 per month (annual plan), R$59.90 per month (quarterly plan) and R$69.90 per month (monthly plan).
Search for foreign exchange almost triples among foreign trade companies
The Frente Corretora registered an increase in demand for exchange operations in foreign trade in the first two months of the year. According to the financial institution, demand among companies in the segment almost tripled in 2023 compared to the first half of last year, an increase of 193% in volume.
Emphasis on partners such as freight forwarders, exporting companies and importing industries. The good moment of the sector results in growth of the share of Comex in the Frente’s portfolio, which already represents almost 10% of the total volume transacted.
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